Course Descriptions

Advanced InDesign Class

What You Will Learn

This course is designed to help students use InDesign more efficiently and effectively, and fine-tune the content of their documents. Class exercises teach you to —

  • Fine-tune typography, including baseline shift, horizontal and vertical scaling, kerning and tracking, and customizing hyphenation and justification,
  • Control the flow of text to keep headings with related text and avoid widows and orphans,
  • Use the book feature to link related files in a larger publication,
  • Specify opacity and prepare a file with opacity settings for printing,
  • Create and apply object styles,
  • Apply InDesign’s "Effects" to graphics and use the Pathfinder,
  • Work with graphics created in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop,
  • Decide when to use vector and raster graphics and how to determine the appropriate resolution for raster graphics,
  • Use InDesign’s "Alternate Layouts" and "Liquid Layouts" features to create different-sized versions of the same publication, and
  • Use the "Linked Content" feature to create elements that can be used multiple times within the same or separate documents and updated globally.

6 hours, $260 (available for Windows and Macintosh)
Purchase with InDesign class for discounted package price of $560.

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

Training Format

  • Live class with trainer in class and interactive student participation,
  • Exercise-based, hands-on instruction,
  • Emphasis on questions and student participation,
  • Small size (limited to 8), personal attention.

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Knowledge of how to create an InDesign document from scratch, import text and graphics, link text from column to column and page to page, format text and layout pages.

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Advanced InDesign Course Outline, Updated April 19, 2015.